Comment: Semi likely but irrelevant.

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Semi likely but irrelevant.

You're projecting your personal preference.

Most people don't really care if they can't take pics of the cops/a government building/Dick Cheney's house. Hence, market competition doesn't protect the android ecosystem. What protects it is the fact its open source so other folks can gut any crap they put into it, and you, the end user can root it and pull the clean code.

Hence, people who are minimally semi competent (technically) and care about cop watching can still get the job done.

Which is hopefully 'enough' to render said patent pointless.